Despite all of my whining, we've done things this summer ...

Elizabeth and I had an intriguing time on Hawthorne.  She purchased the lovely outfit you see here.
Just kidding.

He was asking for it. 
Still on Hawthorne.

Shoes and I ate the WORST Chinese food EVER in Hermiston, Oregon.
I thought I remembered the place from high school.
I thought it was ok.
I was wrong.
So very wrong.
Immediate illness.
And now I am the butt of many, many jokes....
This chicken wing was an authentic Chinese fossil.

And I held this baby, whom I love.
He is so cuddly,
bare tummy and chunky baby arms.
His parents are two of the most lovely people I know,
brought to my life courtesy of Shoes.

And Shoes and I visited Mt. St.Helens.
On a Sunday afternoon.
Which we will never do again as there were people everywhere.
He grumbled about taking this photo;
I always ask him to contort his torso
to accommodate our feet.
What else is left for this summer?

Sarah's baby shower.
A trip to Kelso to see Ronna.
Textbook buying.
New employee orientation at the continuing care community
 for my internship.
Cooler weather.
A visit from Katelyn and Kylee.
A little bit of smushing to get everything in,
but it will work.
It always does.


  1. Sarah's Blog on August 20, 2010 at 8:11 AM

    ummmmm I want to hold that baby!!! Is that the baby you were telling me about? ADORABLE!!!!
    Edwin is always making fun of me when I bring up things from my childhood that I thought were amazing. I will talk and talk about it and then we will try it and it turns out to be not so much fun. He LOVES when those things happen. ergh!

  2. Elizabeth, Aaron, Rebekah on August 20, 2010 at 10:41 PM

    Yay I was wondering when you were going to post those fun pictures...I can't wait for part 2.

    It's unfortunate that you had awful chinese, but I don't think it's a particular good food anyway.

    Don't forget to look for books at and let me know if I need to pick any up for you.

    Rebekah is looking forward to Lisa time in a couple of weeks. In fact she spent most of the day calling Erica, auntie Lisa. LOL Silly girl.

  3. Lisa on August 21, 2010 at 8:46 AM

    @Sarah - this is Malaika's future husband! Yes! I want to hold him again too. I can't wait for you to have your baby so I can hold her. When are you guys going out for a special romantic evening so I can watch Malaika? That new baby is coming .... better get the date in soon ... :)

    @Elizabeth - There was going to be a part II to this post, but I (grrr) forgot my camera yesterday, so it probably won't happen until the 3rd week of September (yes, unfortunately, I plan that far in advance). I'm looking forward to my Rebekah time, too!!!!

  4. Sarah's Blog on August 21, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    well, you know what our anniversary is coming up next week... SO maybe I can ask Edwin if he wants to plan a romantic evening. =) What days/nights work for you? (next week or week after. ) AND if you want to come a little early for the baby shower I think Susanna is coming around 11 or 12 so we can chop stuff up and decorate.
    Thank you thank you!

  5. Ronna on August 22, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    Thank you for coming to see me!!!!! I had a great time and it was lovely catching up. I love you Miss Lisa!!


  6. Lisa on August 22, 2010 at 7:52 PM

    @Ronna - thank YOU for coming to see ME!! It was so good to finally be able to see you in person, and, I hope the rest of your weekend was a smashing success, too!

  7. Ronna on August 26, 2010 at 7:15 AM

    It was SUPER FUN!! I'm so glad it started off with you! :)


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